Edinburgh Fringe - Press Clippings
Here is a collection of the last 80 external press items that are related to comedy shows at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival...
Kate Copstick, Glasgow born actress, is nowadays considered the mother of all Edinburgh Fringe reviewers and has been writing for The Scotsman for many a year.
Written by Howard Gorman. PPSF Webzine, 9th November 2012
Edinburgh would get a new public holiday under plans put forward by a leading Fringe promoter to help boost tickets sales at the end of the Festival.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 1st September 2012
As Edinburgh's big festival month reaches its climax this weekend, with the Mela on Leith Links and the International Festival's grand firework finale over the castle, tourist board VisitScotland has seemingly hit back at criticism that it should have done more to promote the capital's summer festivals this year, given the competition of that big sporting event happening in England.
Three Weeks, 31st August 2012
One of the running themes of the Edinburgh Fringe is the (I think perfectly legitimate) whinge that performers underwrite the whole thing - a cost that is then passed onto the punters.
Edinburgh is Funny, 31st August 2012
Now the 2012 Fringe is done, some closing thoughts...
Edinburgh is Funny, 30th August 2012
Video clips of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show 2012.
Written by John Fleming. 29th August 2012
So - officially - it wasn't as bad as everyone feared. A post-Olympic rally meant Fringe ticket sales were just one per cent down on last year, albeit spread over six per cent more shows.
Written by Steve Bennett. Chortle, 28th August 2012
So it is all over for another year, but what has the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 taught us?
Written by Tim Clark. Such Small Portions, 28th August 2012
Before I left Edinburgh this evening, I had a drink with comedian-writer-photographer Ian Fox who was attacked in the street on Wednesday night.
Written by John Fleming. 27th August 2012
Edinburgh's Festival venues have reported a mixed year after many shows went head to head with the London Olympics, The Scotsman can reveal.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 27th August 2012
It's ironic that in the year that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe introduced a Spoken Word category for the first time, its biggest comedy awards recognised silent comics.
Written by Andrea Mann. The Huffington Post, 27th August 2012
Comedian Laurence Clark has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and is tired of being told he is 'inspiring'. Here he explains how he raised funds for puppy-cide, and why not every Paralympian is a winner.
Written by Laurence Clark. The Guardian, 27th August 2012
In honour of August 2012 - the Fringe of Misery, as it shall e'er be known - I've compiled a handy lexicon of Fringewords for performers.
Written by Liam Mullone. The Huffington Post, 27th August 2012
I don't quite know how to say this, but I think the performance poet Lily 'Rose' Allen put it best in the title of her award-winning 2009 Edinburgh show: "It's not me, it's you." In other words, Edinburgh Fringe... You've got fat. I'm sorry. But I'm telling you this for your own sake.
Written by Andrea Mann. The Huffington Post, 26th August 2012
Comedian, playwright, novelist, TV personality: Sandi Toksvig is a one-woman cottage industry. She talks about coming out, panel shows and why she's turned her back on the Lib-Dems.
Written by Emine Saner. The Guardian, 26th August 2012
This year I genuinely feel we are standing at the turning of a tide. Next year's Fringe will, I believe, look different, be different.
Written by Kate Copstick. Scotland on Sunday, 26th August 2012
Simon Munnery's selection of Fringe shows.
Written by Simon Munnery. Scotland on Sunday, 26th August 2012
It was suddenly no laughing matter when Claire Smith decided to investigate what it really costs to put on a show at the Fringe.
Written by Claire Smith. The Scotsman, 25th August 2012
Ian Fox took his dark glasses off and showed me the damage inflicted on him and the three stitches used to sew the side of his nose up. Not a good look.
Written by John Fleming. 25th August 2012
I think the huge number of shows, combined with nature of PR, social media and the decline of print journalism are reaching a point where acts spending thousands of pounds on publicists, adverts and posters are in the most part delusional and uneconomical.
Written by Richard Herring. 25th August 2012
Ace improv group The Noise Next Door are pinned down towards the end of their 24-hour Fringe adventure and speak about its considerable highs and lows - including man-eating comedy reviewers and sunrise at Arthur's Seat...
Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
Buccaneering comedian Tim Fitzhigham discover he has a killer gag in his set - almost literally.
Written by Tim FitzHigham. Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
In her final EiF blog, Aussie stand-up Sarah Kendall is counting down the days till she can leave, and the months until she can come back.
Written by Sarah Kendall. Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
The Scotsman's list of the best free shows puts the score at 8-1 to Laughing Horse.
Written by Callum Leslie. Festival Journal, 24th August 2012
It's almost over. The third week of the busiest three weeks of my year is nearly at a close. And what an amazing three weeks it is every year. Last year's Fringe ended in a pretty special way...
Written by Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton. Giggle Beats, 24th August 2012
Some of the nominees of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 reveal how they first heard they were on the shortlist for the award.
Comedy Blogedy, 24th August 2012
Is technology improving the Edinburgh Festival experience?
Written by EDG. Edinburgh Guide, 23rd August 2012
As a success story of the Edinburgh Fringe, Dustin Demri-Burns and Seb Cardinal have just finished their first series of Cardinal Burns on E4 (still on 4od). The boys are back in town doing a 6 night show in the Pleasance Dome. But how did it all happen?
Edinburgh Festivals, 23rd August 2012
This truly is a dark time for journalism - and I'm not talking about phone hacking or any other 'dark arts' stuff here. No, 11 men brought shame on the good profession last Sunday at the Meadows, losing the annual Amnesty International Comedians versus Critics football match by four goals to three.
Written by Gary Flockhart. The Scotsman, 23rd August 2012
Comedians Daniel Kitson and Simon Munnery demonstrate the benefit of experience at Edinburgh, where their audiences are treated to something rare in comedy - calm.
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 23rd August 2012
"That was the first night of real laughter I've heard since I did the show with Malcolm thirty years ago. I saw people crying with laughter and, when I went behind the stage to change, I could hear some people in the bar still shrieking with laughter."
Written by John Fleming. John Fleming Blog, 23rd August 2012
Musical/geek comic Helen Arney (below with Matt Parker) writes about pulling some moves on a primate, on her trip to Edinburgh Zoo's new research arm.
Written by Helen Arney. Edinburgh is Funny, 23rd August 2012
I've been to the past thirteen Edinburgh Fringes as a punter, student, director, aspiring stand-up, actual stand-up, 24-hour marathon man and - my current incarnation - jaded old veteran. There are various tricks you learn, when you've been in the game as long as I have.
Written by Mark Watson. The Independent, 23rd August 2012
Josie Long has been nominated for the biggest comedy prize at the Edinburgh Festival for the third year in a row, competing against five "inventive" rivals including a mime and a sketch troupe.
Written by Nick Clark. The Independent, 23rd August 2012
My seven-year-old son has only one question. Does David Hasselhoff arrive at his Fringe show in the car from Knight Rider?
Written by Pauline McLean. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
Mark Monahan dissects the Edinburgh Foster's Comedy Awards shortlist.
Written by Mark Monahan. The Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2012
Policeman-turned-stand-up comedian Alfie Moore told 5 Live's Richard Bacon that in some ways 'stand-up is similar to police work'. Mr Moore has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show I Predicted A Riot. Alongside comedian Al Murray, he revealed the best ways to create a connection with the audience- be they in a theatre or on the street.
Written by Richard Bacon. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
Al Murray features in his first new stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 1999. The comedian, known for his Happy Hour and Pub Landlord shows, returns to the stage with new material. He told 5 Live's Richard Bacon what it was like to be back and how one of his shows 'broke a couple up'.
Written by Richard Bacon. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
A quick heads-up about some of the comics putting on extra shows due to demand.
Edinburgh is Funny, 22nd August 2012
It is hardly a surprise that even Rick Shapiro himself sometimes struggles to describe his own act.
Written by Rachel Pronger. Giggle Beats, 22nd August 2012
For over 10 years I've spent most of August in Edinburgh at the festival and for five of those years I've been performing shows. Now working on a year on, year off system I took the opportunity to enjoy Edinburgh without the stress of doing a show and to catch up on what my magical colleagues were up to.
Written by Chris Cox. The Huffington Post, 22nd August 2012
The Fife comedian is a dab hand at cooking 'chicken thing' with rice.
The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 22nd August 2012
The Edinburgh Fringe has been deeply mythologised. People either talk about how it used to be better or how it is now worse. How the Big Four set are to be aspired to, or how the free and alternative approach is the way forward.
Written by Mike Sheer. The Scotsman, 22nd August 2012
My family are here to help me. I managed to get them Underbelly passes with their roles on. For example, Mum: Main Assistant. Brother: General Assistant. Brother's Girlfriend: Bonus Assistant. They help me with props and pep talks.
Written by Jessie Cave. The Independent, 22nd August 2012
By suggesting humour can be captured in a few words, Dave's one-liner award sells Edinburgh fringe comedy short.
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 22nd August 2012
If you're wishing you were at the Edinburgh Festival right now, you might want to watch this video - and think again.
The Huffington Post, 22nd August 2012
Fringe performers have been urged to stop cracking jokes about rape and sexual assault during this year's festival.
The Scotsman, 22nd August 2012
Following a debate yesterday on what makes a good gag on the Fringe, our comedy critics pick their favourites from this year's crop.
The Independent, 22nd August 2012
'My high point? Being in a film with Jim Carrey. I can't believe I got away with it'
Written by Laura Barnett. The Guardian, 22nd August 2012
Sean Hughes discusses his Edinburgh shows, why stand-up comedy and TV are a bad mix, and the death of his father.
Written by Steven MacKenzie. Big Issue, 21st August 2012
Stewart Lee - currently playing the Edinburgh Festival - talks panel shows, Jimmy Carr, and cost-effective comedy.
Written by Paul McNamee. Big Issue, 21st August 2012
This is not a cohesive whole, but a collection of paragraphs loosely mulling over the impossibility of objective judgement of comedy. It is partly due to reading diverse critical opinions of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, where you can be a five star and one star all in one day.
Written by Robin Ince. 21st August 2012
A gag about David and Victoria Beckham has won comedian Stewart Francis the award for the best joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.
BBC News, 21st August 2012
Hotly-tipped Canadian comic Katherine Ryan talks about her first job as a reality TV presenter and the challenge of balancing motherhood with an increasingly successful comedy career.
Written by Marcus Kernohan. Festival Journal, 21st August 2012
Starting at 10am on Wednesday 22 August, an intrepid broadcasting duo of Christian Illingworth and Finlay Niven will be hosting a 24 hour radio marathon live from the Pleasance Courtyard, on Fresh Air in aid of Waverley Care, the Edinburgh-based charity supporting those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C.
Written by Rosamund West. The Skinny, 21st August 2012
Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards organiser and prolific blogger John Fleming writes...
Written by John Fleming. Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Canadian-American comedian DeAnne Smith is back in Edinburgh promising her audience the "sweet life" treatment. And some songs. And some candy. What more could you possibly ask for? DeAnne spoke to Three Weeks about her show, her uke and her bus pass. Though not necessarily in that order.
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
After a very successful Fringe debut in 2011, Vikki Stone is back wowing ticket-buyers and Three Weeks reviewers alike with her show Hot Mess. ThreeWeeks caught up with Vikki to find out just how hot the mess really was...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
A TOWIE star may have stopped him from getting his big TV break, but that's not stopped Three Weeks reviewers falling in love with John Robins' comedy, and again this year for new show Incredible Scenes. Putting our "why's he not on the telly yet?" frustrations aside, we questioned Robins on his comedy, his Fringe so far, and high scoring Scabble words...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Chris McCausland has a pretty good record of pleasing Three Weeks reviewers, so it seemed like it was time to throw some questions in his general direction...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
We've been fans of Luke Toulson ever since he first came to our attention as one half of comedy sketch duo Toulson & Harvey back in the day. We also enjoy his solo stand-up shows, so were glad to see him back in Edinburgh once again. With his new show called [o]Luke Who's Talking, we got him, ahem, talking to Three Weeks.
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
This year Three Weeks favourite Catie Joy Wilkins has a show all about the many things in the world that just fail to live up to the names they've been given. Starting with her own middle name. To get you in the mood, she sets out her manifesto for more accurate naming here in Three Weeks.
Written by Catie Wilkins. Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Award-winning duo Max & Ivan are back at the Edinburgh Fringe with an epic narrative sketch comedy about a heist. Want to know more? You're in luck! The pair have just answered our 10 Quick Questions...
The Huffington Post, 21st August 2012
This year's comedy trend at the Festival is for visual humour - Bruce Dessau introduces the new sight-gaggers.
Written by Bruce Dessau. The Evening Standard, 21st August 2012
One of the hardest things as a performer is to withstand bad reviews. Well, Sheeps don't just withstand, they counter. Here's Al (adorable Sheeps, centre) with a furious riposte.
Edinburgh is Funny, 21st August 2012
Aussie standup Claudia O'Doherty is leaving comedy behind; she's decided to get into Serious Theatre. Only her new show, The Telescope, keeps going horribly wrong. Lyle Brennan investigates.
Written by Lyle Brennan. Fest Magazine, 21st August 2012
Some final Fringe recommendations from performers including Billy the Mime and Chris Ramsey.
The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 21st August 2012
I have two favourite things about the Fringe.
Written by Simon Evans. The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 21st August 2012
Wake up, avoid reviews, cold pizza, go see a show, get soaked...
Written by Rhod Gilbert. The Independent, 21st August 2012
The play urges punters to "marvel at a magical world of fluffy handcuffs, lies and swingers' clubs" and is based on Sheridan's defamation case and perjury conviction.
Written by Kevan Christie. The Daily Record, 21st August 2012
Gina Allum recalls David Baddiel and Bettany Hughes in Edinburgh.
Written by Gina Allum. The Independent, 21st August 2012
Club chain's acts are laughing it up...
Written by Tommy Holgate. The Sun, 21st August 2012
Edinburgh conjures up so many different memories for us. It was the starting point, the beginning of both our friendship and our comedy relationship, as we first met when we moved to the city to study film and photography.
Written by Cardinal Burns. The Independent, 20th August 2012
One of the Fringe's leading comics has claimed Edinburgh is being "polluted" by the amount of flyposting by his fellow comedians.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 20th August 2012
Stand-up comedian Jen Brister shares her latest insights from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Written by Jen Brister. The Herald, 20th August 2012
An interview with Naz Osmanoglu about his show Ottoman Without An Empire.
STV, 20th August 2012
Actor refused entry by bouncers after some members of his party were unable to provide proof of age.
Written by Matt Trueman. The Guardian, 20th August 2012
It's one of the most prestigious competitions for up-and-coming stand-up comedians - and on Thursday the winner will be determined by a panel of judges including TV and comedy star Ruby Wax.
STV, 20th August 2012
This year more than ever, the cost of performing at one of the main Edinburgh Fringe venues is being questioned. Why should the festival's talent carry the cost burden? Is it worth it for them? Comic/rapper Doc Brown moved into comedy from the music business - and says comedians could learn a few things from musicians.
Written by Doc Brown. Edinburgh is Funny, 20th August 2012
Our resident agony aunt Rachel Stubbings continues to stub out comedians' problems. Jim Smallman is the next to write in for a touch of her unrivaled wisdom.
Written by Rachel Stubbings. Fest Magazine, 20th August 2012
A list of the comedy shows which got the best reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012. Read
The Rubberbandits, Stuart Goldsmith and Trevor Noah are the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012. Read
Aisling Bea has been named the winner of this year's So You Think You're Funny? stand-up competition. Read
Anna Lowman gives her thoughts on the nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012: Read
To celebrate the Edinburgh Festival, Mark Steel visits the city's infamous suburb - Leith. See the show: Watch
Podcast in which Mat Ricardo talks to three Edinburgh Fringe acts who started as street performers. Listen
Tim FitzHigham discusses 'gonzo journalism comedy' and how story-led shows risk having no ending. Read
The organisers of late night gig Spank! has been recording some of the shows. See the videos here. Watch
An interview with comedy blues band Jonny and the Baptists. They talk about the 'song a day' project. Read
A quick round-up of reviews. Elis James, James Dowdeswell, The Temps, Dan Wright, Set List. Read
The nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 have been announced. See the full list: Read
In his latest Fringe podcast, Richard Herring talks to Michael Legge. With stand-up from Jarlath Regan. Listen
Big Cook, Little Cook star Dan Wright talks about how he used to be obsessed with Michael Jackson. Read
The shortlist for the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012. Read how 'Heart attacks' almost got nominated. Read
The funniest jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced. This year's winner is Stewart Francis. Read
Nine up-and-coming comedians are preparing for the So You Think You're Funny? 2012 grand final. Read
Interview with Sam Fletcher, who has a very unique way of getting audiences to come to his Fringe show. Read
A special episode of the political panel show podcast, recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Listen
Alexis Dubus, who performs as Marcel Lucont, has won the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2012. Read
Some video clips from the BBC's eight hour live red button broadcast from the Edinburgh Fringe. Watch
We sent Michael Park to sit down with three sixths of the purveyors of sketch tragedy Casual Violence. Read
Felicity Ward starts off writing an article about her Fringe experience, but ends up writing about writing. Read
Interview with songwriter and comedian Lara A King who brings her show and a 1976 VW to Edinburgh. Read
An in-depth interview with Nick Helm. He talks about his Edinburgh show, his recent TV work and more. Read
Mat Ricardo interviews comedy reviewer Kate Copstick, then talks to professor Richard Wiseman. Listen
It's official:this year's Edinburgh Fringe is suffering from lower ticket sales compared to last year. Read
Promoter Harry Deansway argues that the BBC's presence at the Edinburgh Fringe is a negative thing. Read
Joel Dommett talks us through the importance of having a nap whilst you're at the Fringe festival. Read
Sketch duo Totally Tom suggest 10 things you should consider doing at the Edinburgh Festival. Read
Comedy group The Noise Next Door are completing a 24 hour improv challenge around Edinburgh. Read
Alex Horne is back at the Edinburgh Fringe presenting The Horne Section. He answers a few questions. Read
A chat with double-act Bob & Jim. They talk about their Edinburgh show, their double-act dynamic, and more. Read
Richard Herring offers his thoughts on the subject of smaller audiences at this year's Fringe festival. Read
Australian comics Michael Workman and Tommy Little blog about their time at the Edinburgh Festival. Read
A video in which some of the comedy acts at the Fringe reveal their pre-show rituals and superstitions. Watch
In Edinburgh? Play our game by locating the rare posters with the faces of Nick Doody and Ben Target. Read
Hot Dub Time Machine DJ Tom Loud blogs about the opening night of the time travelling dance party. Read
Chris Martin offers up a guide to stuff to nick to make living easier whilst you're at the festival. Read
Marcus Brigstocke & Mitch Benn are amongst those singing in Jonny & the Baptists's NHS thanks video. Watch
An entertaining festival diary from double-act Trodd en Bratt focusing on the issue of height. Read
An interview with Jeff Leach, whose status has changed from 'sex addict' to 'in a relationship'. Read
Harry Hill is putting on a free art exhibition in Edinburgh to showcase his unique paintings. Read
Want to see top acts at the Edinburgh Festival without paying top prices? This free daily gig is the answer. Read
Double-act Mace & Burton are the first act to use Augmented Reality flyer technology at the festival. Read
Anna Lowman talks to some of the comedians putting on second shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Read
Clever Peter star Ed Eales-White talks about bringing his solo show Champions to the festival. Read
A video in which the a cappella comedy group sing about some of the negatives of the festival. Watch
Markus Birdman has come up with a unique way of promoting his 2012 Edinburgh Fringe show... Read
Dave Cohen chats about bringing Songs In A Flat to the Edinburgh Fringe, and his future plans. Read
A video featuring an interview with The Boy With Tape On His Face... hear him speak for the first time. Watch
Elsewhere on BCG
More details have been revealed about new Jim Henson Company series That Puppet Game Show. Read
The BBC has launched its New Comedy Award talent-finding initiative for 2013, with entry details now available. Read
Lucy Porter explains how her life touring stand-up is a bit less rock 'n' roll than Motorhead's Lemmy. Read
David Threlfall, who plays Frank in Shameless, is to portray Tommy Cooper in a new ITV biopic. Read
The trailer for the new movie written by Richard Curtis. It's a romantic comedy featuring some time travel. Watch
Al Murray has revealed he wishes to make a film featuring his pub landlord character. Full story here: Read
A look at the impresive Spring & Summer 2013 comedy titles from The British Film DVD collection. Read
Mock The Week will be back in June - and will now be filmed in HD. Here's details on what to expect. Read
Did you used to read the Mr Men books? If so, do you remember the adventures of bad Mr Nazi? Watch
A BBC Comedy sketch. Ever been on a bad date? Ever dated a dog? This committed Christian has... Watch
A video featuring every utterance of the word 'drink' in Father Ted. Try and keep count - it's hard! Watch
Celebrated writing duo Ray Galton and Alan Simpson are to be honoured with a blue plaque unveiling in June. Read
A video of the cast of The Look Of Love, including star Steve Coogan, talking about the new Soho-set film. Watch
Billy Connolly and Ben Miller are amongst the cast for the new film by the writers of Outnumbered. Read
A second series of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls is now being filmed. Find out what is in store here: Read
Unique performance comedian Jessie Cave provides a guide to how to host a book club. Well, sort of. Read
Lee Evans has announced Monsters, a 51 date arena tour which will kick off in August 2014. More info here: Read
Channel 4 has commissioned No Offence, a Victorian police comedy from Shameless creator Paul Abbott. Read
More information on the 3rd series of Channel 4's uni comedy Fresh Meat, which begins filming in June. Read
Watson & Oliver have a last minute song entry for the Eurovision song contest. Here's the video: Watch
The cast of Horrible Histories are going to star in Bill, a new comedy film about William Shakespeare. Read
Ricky Gervais is creating a series of online videos for YouTube called Learn Guitar With David Brent. Read
Dawson Bros. Funtime, the BBC Three sketch show pilot, is now up for an international award. Read
Craig Campbell's new stand-up show is being released on iTunes. Find out more and see a preview clip. Read
America's FOX has commissioned a full series remake of Ruth Jones and James Corden's Gavin & Stacey. Read
An interview with Eric Chappell. He talks about creating Rising Damp, and the new stage adaptation. Read
A fast-paced animated online sketch show series featuring surreal elements and a host of characters. Watch
The Harry Hill Movie is coming later this year. Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent are amongst the actors. Read
Filming has started on the third series of Sky1 comedy drama Stella. Patrick Baladi is joining the cast. Read
Lee Mack is writing a UK remake of hit US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Catherine Tate will co-star. Read
The IT Crowd one-off special, which will wrap up the sitcom, is set to be filmed in a few weeks' time. Read
The trailer for The World's End, the much anticipated new film starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Watch
On his 100th birthday, biographer Robert Ross reflects on the legacy of comedy legend Sid James. Read
Interviews with Josh Weinstein, Emma Kennedy and Doc Brown, from CBBC comedy Strange Hill High. Read
A Richard Herring podcast special recorded at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival. With guests Pappy's. Listen
Paul Kerensa's book is about stand-up and religion. Here he imagines God in the audience of a gig: Read
Channel 4 is poised to commission a third series of Jewish family sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read
Channel 4 has commissioned a 2nd series of The Mimic, the sitcom starring Terry Mynott as Martin Hurdle. Read
Sky Living has ordered a comedy called Give Out Girls, a sitcom about the world of street promotions. Read
Paul Merton is writing his memoirs. The currently un-titled autobiography will be in shops in September. Read
Check out The Chaos, a new online sitcom about a prog-rock band involved in a murder. Watch
ITV has reportedly axed Great Night Out, its comedy drama about four lads living in Stockport. Read
Plans for another Inbetweeners film in 2014 are underway... but the plot is still currently unknown. Read
A peak of almost 6 million people tuned in to see the first new sitcoms on ITV since 2008 this week. Details
Comedy Central has ordered more from The Alternative Comedy Experience, Stewart Lee's stand-up show. Read
Marcel Lucont - the 'French' stand-up comedian - tells us a few home truths about our country. Interview
An interview with US comedian Eddie Pepitone, who is performing a three week run in London. Read
BBC Three has ordered eight new comedy pilots to be published on the iPlayer platform. Read
Pirate radio station mockumentary People Just Do Nothing has been given a four-part series by BBC 3. Read
BBC Three has ordered a series of Nick Helm sitcom Uncle, piloted in 2012 by Channel 4. Read
Him & Her Series 4, set during Laura & Paul's wedding, will be the BBC Three sitcom's finale. Read
Interviews with Nick Grimshaw, Rickie & Melvin and Rochelle Humes from BBC3's Sweat The Small Stuff. Read
A look at some classic characters and how they dealt with the issue of long-term unemployment. Read
BBC Three sitcom Pramface has reportedly been renewed and will return for Series 3 in 2014. Read
BBC One is to film a version of Gangsta Granny, the popular children's story written by David Walliams. Read
Rob Brydon has confirmed a second series of BBC comedy The Trip is to be filmed... in Italy. Read
BBC Two has ordered a full series of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's studio sitcom House Of Fools. Read
A detailed guide to new ITV sitcom The Job Lot, including interviews with the principle cast members. Read
Aardman Animations have confirmed they are working on a Shaun The Sheep film, to be released in 2015. Read
Interviews with the cast of new ITV sitcom Vicious, including Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi. Read
BBC Three has given Bluestone 42, its comedy about an army bomb disposal unit, a second series. Read
A topical podcast written by up-and-coming writers and recorded in front of a live audience. It's sharp. Listen
Latitude Festival, which takes place in Suffolk in July, has announced a huge line-up of 60+ comedians. Read
David Mitchell, Lauren Laverne and Jimmy Carr talk about presenting the topical show 10 O'Clock Live. Read
Russell Howard is apparently co-writing a film about 'a man who falls in love with his family again'. Read
A clip from Simon Munnery's unique Fylm Makker DVD. He doesn't appear on stage, but uses a camera. Watch
Big Brother star Brian Belo is co-writing and will star in a comedy drama pilot called Team Panache. Read
Al Murray talks in-depth about his early career in this Mat Ricardo's London Varieties podcast from April. Listen
Jody Latham talks about returning to Shameless to take on the role of Lip again for the final series. Read
Cassetteboy have edited together footage to make it sound like Jeremy Kyle says some dirty things. Watch
Another charming animation from the Simon's Cat series. This time the feline discovers what TV is about. Watch
Hugh Dennis is to host the pilot of Blow A Billion, a new comedy format being made for channel Dave. Read
Marcus Brigstocke has been given his own BBC Radio 4 stand-up series. It will be called The Brig Society. Read
Mrs Brown's Family Handbook, an illustrated hardback book, is to be released this autumn. Read
The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank. Here's some info on the comedy you can see: Read
Find out which characters will be back for the new sixth series of hit ITV holiday-based show Benidorm. Read
A clip of Steve Coogan appearing in The Look Of Love, the new film based around the soho clubs. Watch
With The News Quiz now on Series 80, here's an interesting video talking about how it was created. Watch
Sky has commissioned a 14-part series of Duck Quacks Don't Echo, a new series hosted by Lee Mack. Read
Alan Carr has signed a new Channel 4 deal for £4 million. He'll do Chatty Man, and make a sitcom pilot. Read
Have you discovered Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast yet? It's up for a Sony Award! Listen
A video featuring every utterance of the word 'feck' in Father Ted. Three minutes of rudeness. Read
Doc Martin will soon be in book format too, with two novelisations due in shops later this year... Read
A promotional video clip to promote Nick Grimshaw's new BBC3 comedy show, Sweat The Small Stuff. Watch
A study by us has shown that Last Of The Summer Wine was repeated 483 times so far this year. Read
Lee Mack has confirmed that Not Going Out will return for a seventh series, and two Christmas specials. Read
Double act Hill & Weedon have been named the winners of the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards. Read
Frankie Boyle's Rehabilitation Programme, the 2011 pilot that never made it to TV, is now on the internet. Watch
Sarah Solemani talks about writing and starring in Aphrodite Fry, including having to film a nude scene. Read
An interview with Rufus Hound. He talks about his role in the hit stage show 'One Man, Two Guvnors'. Read
An interview with writer and performer Richard Marsh, who has a new show on Radio 4 called Love And Sweets. Read
The line-up for Radio 4's Sketchorama has been revealed. Sketch group Absolutely will reform for it. Read
Cast details have been revealed for David Walliams's new sitcom, Big School. It's an impressive list. Read
An interview with Middlesbrough's own master of the mystic arts... and a funny man too, Pete Firman. Read
Musical group Barbershopera get TLC's lyrics mixed up and end up singing about Cub Scouts instead. Watch
Sketch group Four Screws Loose have made this music video about the low cost clothing store Primark. Watch
Alexei Sayle, talks about various topics, including his first-ever stand-up gig in London in 1979. Watch
Matt Lucas is going to star in a new silent comedy series on BBC One in 2014 called Pompidou. Read